Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Curbing the Water Bottle in NYC

Many of you are signed up for or at least know about Brooklyn Green Team's No Disposable Water Bottle Challenge! (if you're signed up - keep up the good work - one month to go!). Our friends at Corporate Accountability International launched the Think Outside the Bottle campaign, and as a result here in New York City, here are some related initiaties to kick the disposable lifestyle:

New York, NYCity's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Department of Environmental Protection are sponsoring a $700,000 campaign to promote tap water over bottled water.

Del Posto, New York, NY Owners Joseph Bastianich and Mario Batali plan to serve filtered tap water in containers etched with reasons why unsustainable practice of serving bottled water was ceased.

Hunter College launched an on-campus Think Outside the Bottle Campaign

Birdbath Neighborhood Green Bakeries, East Village and Greenwich Village, New York, NYOwner Maury Rubin banned bottled water at his bakeries, starting with the East Village location in 2005.

NYU has an on-campus Think Outside the Bottle Campaign

What can you do?
Join the Brooklyn Green Team challenge (email No More Bottles! to brooklyngreen@gmail.com or learn about actions you can take by visiting Think Outside the Bottle)

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